As he did in SALVATORE GIULIANO, director Francesco Rosi reconstructs the events which combined to bring about a murder in this Italian-French coproduction based on the novel by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Set in a provincial Colombian river town, the story begins in the present as Volonte (THE DEATH OF MARIO RICCI, CHRIST STOPPED AT EBOLI), a doctor in his fifties, returns to his home after nearly 20 years to investigate a murder that occurred just before he left. In flashback, Everett (DANCE WITH
A STRANGER, ANOTHER COUNTRY), the son of a wealthy general, visits the town in search of a bride and falls in love with the beautiful Muti. They wed, b...